Road Photos & Information: Queensland
M2 A2 Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Ipswich Motorway, Warrego Highway, Landsborough Highway & Barkly Highway (M2/A2)


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General Information:

M/A2 is the main link from Brisbane to the northern territory. It varies from motorway standard in the Brisbane metropolitain area, to dual carriageway rural highway standard between Brisbane and Toowoomba, and rural highway standard beyond Toowoomba. The route is the only sealed link between Flinders Highway and Capricorn Highway apart from Gregory Development Road between Emerald and Charters Towers.

The Landsborough Highway runs through vast tracts of land that was once occupied by William Landsborough, an Australian explorer of the 19th century. The Barkly Highway is the only major route connecting Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The route features ALT-A2, an alternate route via the town centre of Charleville. ALT-A2 is formed by Warrego Hwy and Mitchell Hwy. Charleville is important town in the southern centre of Queensland. Through traffic follows A2 via Landsborough Highway from Morven to Augathellla.

Multiplexes along the route include:


Click inside a green box on the map below to view that section of the route.

1 The State Road Network Map, 30 June 2008
2 Queensland Roads, Edition No 5, (Toowoomba Range Tunnels Report), March 2008
3 Logan City Council, Logan Regional History
4 Logan City Council, Logan 2026 City Directions
5 Leighton Holdings, 80 000 Trees Planted at Gateway Motorway Extension, 12 December 1996
6 Logan City Council, Logan Regional History
7 Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, Over $400 million for Queensland Roads, 13 May 2003
8 Queensland Roads, Edition No 5 (Barkly Highway Report), March 2008
9 Ministerial Media Statements, Completing the Barkly Highway Upgrade, 4 April 2006
10 QMR, Strategic Tourism Routes Revision 12
11 Ministerial Media Statements, Federal Government own worst enemy on roads: Lucas, 25 July 2006
12 Ministerial Media Statement, Green light for vital new Logan Motorway link, 17 May 2006
13 Ministerial Media Statements, Mt Lindesay Highway on-ramp upgrade, 8 November 2006
14 QMR, Ipswich Logan interchange Project Page
15 Ministerial Media Statements, Paradise Found - Ahead of Time and Under Budget, 11 March 2007
16 Ministerial Media Statements, Haigslea intersection easier to negotiate, 22 May 2008
17 Ministerial Media Statements: Two Landsborough Highway projects improve safety, 25 September 2008
18 Queensland Motorways Construction Update, Piling works commence on 13 October 2008: Gateway Extension Motorway, Kuraby, 10 October 2008
19 Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Media Release, Mitchell Main Street Completed, 20 February 2009
20 Trent Thomson
21 Ministerial Media Statements, Next Stage of Ipswich Motorway Underway, 30 June 2009

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